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Department of Psychology

Emeriti Faculty

Roger Ray, Ph.D.

BA in Mathematics and Psychology, Rollins College (1962)
Graduate work in Psychology, University of Wisconsin (1962-1964)
Ph.D. in General Experimental Psychology, University of Tennessee (1969)

Dr. Ray taught Psychology at Rollins College for 48 years. In 1974, he was a post-doctoral US-USSR Health Professional Exchange scientist in Pavlov’s original laboratory at the Institute for Experimental Medicine, in St. Petersberg, Russia.  He has collaborated nationally and internationally as a behavioral scientist and has published over 45 scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of behavioral systems analysis, psychophysiology, somatic and autonomic coupling dynamics, marine mammal behavior, baboon behaviors and their concurrent cardiovascular dynamics, adaptive educational technologies and artificially intelligent multimedia simulations, including CyberRat – a simulation that allows students to reproduces many traditional operant conditioning experiments.

Bob Smither, Ph.D.

B.A., Political Science and East Asian Languages and Literatures, Indiana University
M.A., Educational Psychology, San Francisco State University
Ph.D., Personality Psychology, Johns Hopkins University

After teaching at Georgetown University and working for the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Smither came to Rollins to be the Director of the Organizational Behavior program in the Hamilton Holt School.  In his 29 years at Rollins, he also served as Director of the Master of Liberal Studies program, Dean of the Hamilton Holt School, and Dean of Arts and Sciences in the traditional undergraduate program.  Dr. Smither is the author or co-author of twelve books, including The Psychology of Work and Human Performance, Personality:  Theories and Applications, and Organization Development:  Strategies for Changing Environments.  He now teaches on a part-time basis at Rollins and the University of Oklahoma, works as an executive coach, and writes a blog on leadership for Psychology Today.